6 months ago I decided to get a dog. I knew what I was getting myself into, and I understand that a dog is a huge responsibility. I told myself I'd never give up on her, especially since my parents would gave away a couple dogs we've had. It was highly upsetting to me and the dogs, and I couldn't imagine doing it to her. I would like to know how vet students with dogs (preferably active) are able to balance taking care of their dog and go to vet school. The college I really want to attend is Ohio State University. If I get accepted within the next 4-5 years, she'll be 5-7 years old by then. Just for reference, I've been looking at apartments that allow pets, there's a doggie daycare/hotel nearby and a low cost animal hospital. So far, it doesn't seem too bad. I get $500 out of my mom's fund every month while I'm in school, so my plan is to use the $500 monthly for daycare, boarding, food, etc. for her. I think having a dog is doable, but I want to hear from students who are currently living it. How do you balance it?